Review: Dilantin and Depakote drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Dilantin and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on 101 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Dilantin (latest outcomes from 937 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.
Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 101 people who reported to have interactions when taking Dilantin, Depakote are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Dilantin (phenytoin sodium)
- Depakote (divalproex sodium)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Dilantin, Depakote:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||18|
|Loss Of Consciousness||14|
|Convulsions Nos Aggravated||14|
|Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)||12|
|Headache (pain in head)||9|
|Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)||9|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Dilantin, Depakote:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||6|
|Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)||4|
|Aphasia (damage to the parts of the brain that control language)||4|
|Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||2|
|Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsions nos
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Amlodipine besylate
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) is often used to treat epilepsy. Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Dilantin is used in:
- Depakote is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Dilantin alternatives:
- Depakote alternatives:
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